12 Galentine’s Day Activities You Should Do Based on Your Horoscope Sign
There’s no getting around it: Valentine’s Day can be an awkward time to be single. That’s why this year, we’re taking a page from #girlboss Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation and celebrating Galentine’s Day with the true loves of our lives: our BFFs. Whether you gather your girlfriends for a Galentine’s Day party or decide to get dolled up and hit the town, there’s no better way to spend Valentine’s Day weekend than catching up with the squad. Can’t decide how to spend this epic holiday? Here’s what’s written in the stars for this Galentine’s Day.
Host a proper Galentine’s day brunch with the besties. Frittatas, mimosas and classy brunch attire? Sign us up! Gather your girls for a sophisticated morning brunch at your house and let the Downton Abbey impersonations begin.
Have a DIY night in with the girls. Grab a tray of classic heart treats, refill your glue gun and buckle down for a fun-filled night of crafting. Not only will you have plenty of time to catch up with your squad, but everyone will get a made-with-love memento to remember this Galentine’s Day for years to come.
Read this: From puffy Valentine’s hearts to rainbow felt heart garlands, these Valentine’s Day DIY ideas are a perfect starting place to plan your Galentine’s Day bash.
Get together for a cozy catch-up in a DIY adult fort. Catch up the only way worthy of you and your bestie’s incredible friendship — in a totally DIYable adult fort. For childhood friends, put up a few flashback pics to really get cheesy with it.
Read this: Learn to DIY the fort above with this nifty grown-up fort tutorial.
Invite your squad over for cute Galentine’s manicures. Just because you don’t have a romantic interest on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you can’t be glamourous. Invite your girls over for a DIY manicure party and watch as the creative juices flow.
Read this: Looking for a little Galentine’s Day nail art inspo? Try learning how to create thin letters with a Galentine’s Day touch with this helpful nail art tutorial, or get sticky with it using pop icon nail decals from Sara Lyons.
Get dolled up in your tackiest Valentine’s Day attire and go dancing. Leos don’t sit around and wait for something to happen. Call up your besties and put on your gaudiest Valentine’s Day attire (the more hearts, the better): Tonight is girls’ night out.
Read this: These 10 heart-print pieces will totally win at your Galentine’s dance party.
Do girls’ night in like a champ with a quirky games night featuring uncommon board games and themed cocktails. Ditch Monopoly and Clue — this Galentine’s Day board games night is all about the unconventional. Have your guests bring a board game no one has ever heard of and let the competition begin. Oh, and don’t forget about the delicious Galentine’s themed cocktails!
Host a bring-your-own-recipe bake-off with the gals. There are so many delicious-looking Valentine’s Day recipes on the Internet that it’s almost a crime not to try at least one during the holiday. Gather your gals for a bring-your-own-recipe bake-off and put their baking skills to the test. No matter what happens, you’ll have plenty to snack on for the rest of the night.
Read this: Read through this roundup of delicious Valentine’s desserts for great ideas, including a few no-bake options. Although, if you’re looking for a sure winner, check out these raspberry panna cotta cups.
Grab your girlfriends for a classy night out at a local museum. Experience something new with your gals this Galentine’s Day and hit up a local museum or art exhibit on Saturday. Not only will you look classy AF on your Snapchat story, but you’ll also learn something new while hanging out with your fave people.
Read this: These style blogger looks for Valentine’s Day are perfect inspo for your classy night out attire. (Photo via Getty)
Forget the pricey spa day that requires a two-week reservation — hold your own last-minute DIY spa day at home. Everyone loves a good pamper session, especially during the stressful mid-February season. This time, ditch the overpriced spas and opt for a DIY pamper party at home. Not only will it be super fun to DIY with the girls, but your wallet will thank you too!
Read this: Learn how to make a super easy DIY treat yo’self kit with bath salts, body butter, a sugar scrub and a candle in this awesome tutorial.
Mix high class and comfort with a high tea and sweatpants party. There’s nothing better than a boiling pot of chai tea, itsy bitsy cucumber sandwiches and a long catch-up with your best friend. But this Galentine’s Day, skip the midi skirts and blouses and throw on your sweatpants. It may feel weird at first, but don’t worry — it’s totally Mad Hatter approved.
Host a ‘90s throwback Galentine’s party. Whether you were a ‘90s kid or not, everyone has a few wild memories from the decade where flared jeans and highlights reigned. Host your own throwback party this Galentine’s Day with costumes, music and recipes from the ‘90s.
Gather the gals for the ultimate cheesy rom-com Netflix binge. One of the greatest things about besties is you can totally be yourself around them. Grab a pack of Kleenex and put on the cheesiest rom com you can think of… and don’t forget to bring the popcorn!
Read this: Check out what Valentine’s Day movies are streaming on Netflix with this helpful guide.
How are you spending Galentine’s Day? Tweet us at @BritandCo!
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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